Victoria Carr, Associate Professor and Director, Arlitt Child & Family Research & Education Center

Vicki CarrDr. Carr, Associate Professor in Early Childhood Education at the University of Cincinnati, is Director of the Arlitt Child and Family Research and Education Center. She is the Executive Director for the Arlitt Head Start program and Executive Producer for Arlitt Instructional Media. She has generated over $8M in funding related to early childhood education, with a current focus on Nature and Children in collaboration with the Cincinnati Nature Center, particularly with regard to The Nature PlayScape Initiative. Her current research, funded by the National Science Foundation, studies how children learn about science through play in designed outdoor environments, or playscapes. Research studies in Head Start include teacher-child interactions and curriculum based assessment. She has worked with the Campbell Conservancy, United Way’s Success by 6®, Ohio Association for the Education of Young Children, Milestones, Inc. Therapeutic Horseback Riding program, and the Ohio Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and Leaning and Behavioral Disorders, Master’s Degree in Gifted Education, and Doctorate in Early Childhood Special Education with over 25 years experience in Kentucky, Florida, and Ohio as a practitioner and consultant in these fields. Dr. Carr has published and presented papers with regard to nature and children, challenging behaviors, assessment, and other related topics. Her co-authored book, Challenging Behaviors in Early Childhood Settings: Creating a Place for All Children is currently in its second printing. Its companion text, Addressing Challenging Behavior in Early Childhood Settings: A Teachers Guide was released in 2010.

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